iPAL BUDDY, View Description

The iPAL BUDDY is your friendly, neighbourhood companion. Perfect for a wide range of use cases including schools, homes, elderly care centres, and retail environments; he is entertaining, engaging, and educational. Ask iPAL personally and he will tell you that he enjoys offices as well! Compatible with both iPAL specific apps, an SDK, and the ability to download from Google Play, making the opportunities to interact endless.

Features & Applications

  • Conversational speech dialogue, natural language understanding, Text to Speech
  • Detection of sound direction, detection of emotion, question and answer
  • Face recognition, Object tracking and following, Maze-running
  • Learning capability to adapt behaviour to improve interactions with its environment – for example, learns the preferences and habits of its host family
  • Remote Control and safety monitoring by smartphone, telepresence
  • Numerous entertainment & promotional applications
  • Software to manage, update, and for content enhancement
  • High-level content editor to enable non-programmers to develop robot content combining media (like a song), robot motions, expressions, etc.
  • Emotion Recognition and Response

Carefully Designed Hardware

  • Robust modular design, easy to replace parts
  • No gaps in the robot to catch or pinch fingers
  • Batteries in the base to lower centre of gravity and make tipping less likely
  • Obstacle avoidance and moves only when safe
  • Tested for collisions, impacts, etc.

Main Activities:

Children’s Education + Daycares

  • Interactive Learning (standard + autism learning material)
    • Physical embodiment of Scratch Coding
  • Entertainment: Singing Songs, Dancing, Storytelling
  • Interactive Games (ex. rock, paper, scissors)

Elder Companionship/Care Assistance (Coming Soon)

  • Medication Reminders
  • Safety Monitoring
  • Telepresence
  • Entertainment


  • Promotional Support
  • Office Entertainment

Research & Development

  • University/College Research
  • Innovation Centres/Libraries
Weight 18.2 kg
Dimensions 121 × 61 × 61 cm


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